Book Reviews

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Book Review young adult fiction

Rating 5 Stars

Happy MondayFriends!

First things first, this is the second time I have read this book. The last time has to be well over five years ago. I honestly did not remember much.

Let’s dive in!

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Book Review young adult fiction
I was in Mexico when I read it so here is picture of the book with a cactus just because.


“Meghan Chase has a destiny – one she could never have imagined…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school… or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her. Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth – that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face… and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead then let her touch his icy heart”

The Universe

I did not remember that this book involved the characters from Shakespeare’s a midsummer night’s dream but it does. I don’t know much about those characters but you don’t need to because their purpose in this story is clear.

Also, I enjoy traveling through dimensions with Meghan and the gang. The description of each territory is very well done. I could clearly see in my mind the setting.

I love, LOVE the fact that the Faery lands are created by imagination. My imagination is very active (writer life) so this hits home for me. Plus, the fact that technology can change our imaginations and how we interact with the world! Really enjoyed this.

The Plot

This is a five star novel for many reason but the main one is the pacing of the plot. Personally, when the story progresses continuously with new obstacles and characters I get more invested.

The only thing I remember thinking is “will Meghan every catch a break!” At every turn she comes across a new obstacle that she has to overcome.

Also, I enjoy that there are multiple minor conflicts scatter throughout this novel. There is not a point A and going straight to point B, you have to get through A1, A2, A27 before you arrive at point B.

Constant development and I enjoy this book so much!

Have you read The Iron Fey Series?

If you have already read this book or the entire series, let me know what you think below!

If you have not read this book, I highly recommend. It is a unique, fun adventure!

Happy Reading Folks!

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